The Waldo County Sheriff's Office said Riley Boulay, 16, of Liberty was on his way to school Wednesday morning at Mount View High School when he crashed in the town of Montville.
His Volkswagen beetle went off the North Mountain Valley Highway near the intersections of Randlett and Morse roads and crashed into multiple trees.
Boulay was pronounced dead at the scene.
Investigators said speed appears to be a factor in the crash.
The staff at Mount View assembled crisis teams today to help students, families and others cope with the tragedy.
All after school activities were canceled and the crisis team planned to stay at the school until 7:00 p.m. Wednsday to help anyone who needs it.